Earthworks theory and practice, Manchester

6 - 7 November, 2018

Venue address:

etc Venues - Manchester
11 Portland Street
M1 3HU
United Kingdom
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About this event

This two day course has been specifically developed to provide designers, contractors and clients with a clear and comprehensive understanding of how to design and deliver successful earthworks projects.

It will address three key areas:

  • The ground – How to investigate, quantify and understand its current and future behaviour.
  • The design – How to specify and design the key components of an earthworks project
  • The construction – The theory and reality of compaction and placement of earth fill.

Day one focuses on defining what information is needed to enable the design to be carried out. It considers ground behaviour, how to specify a site investigation to ensure that the correct information is obtained and identify the soil parameters needed to classify the soil and enable the design. Practical sessions will deal with how to specify an investigation and understanding the advantages and limitations of the various tests which can be carried out.

Day two focuses on the design of earthworks utilising the Highway Agency specification as a template. It considers the various methods of placement and control for an earthworks project. It also considers some of the more challenging soils met in the UK as well as soil improvement methods available to modify and improve the performance of natural soils.

Discussion sessions, tutorials and case studies are used throughout to reinforce and embed the learning.

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